SharePoint - Restrict Folder Creation on document library

Asked By ninel gorbunov on 07-Feb-13 10:20 AM
We have SharePoint Owners group who will need to create folders on a particular document library and SharePoint Members group who should not be allowed to create folders.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

Vivek Devaraj replied to ninel gorbunov on 04-Mar-13 04:19 AM
From the document library permissions allow just read permissions for the members group, if they have to read
Ravinder Jamgotre replied to ninel gorbunov on 11-May-16 05:14 AM
if you want to be creative with the solution

You could create an "ItemAdding" event receiver to check to see if the user is from a particular sharepoint group and display an appropriate message accordingly.

Here is an article that should give you a general idea on how to go about it.

Ravinder Jamgotre replied to ninel gorbunov on 11-May-16 05:15 AM

A solution I've used in the past is creating a new content type based on the Folder content type, and restricting who can use it, then going to the list setting and disabling folder creation. After that you can use any number of methods to control who can create the new custom folder. This also gives you much greater control over folders created this way, since you can add metadata to them and get creative with view and alert filters.

Hope that helps!